Runners’ Bag

Camisetas Maratón Valencia 2019
Camisetas Maratón Valencia 2019

You have a date on Sunday the 1st of December with one of the world’s ten best marathons — the Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon.

Inspired by the 2019 campaign ‘Valencia Speaks’, the shirt for this year’s race features a reflective component on the front that reacts to light changes. You can pick up your shirt at the Runners’ Fair (Expo Deporte Valencia) on Friday the 29th or Saturday the 30th of November between 9 A.M. and 8 P.M. (without a break).

Your entry also includes:

  • Bib + Chip
  • Official T-shirt
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Medical Insurance
  • Refund due to injury
  • Paella Party
  • Tourist discounts
  • Full Runner’s bag
  • 10 Refreshment stands
  • Showers
  • Lockers
  • Parking

Furthermore, your Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon entry gives you access to the Paella Party, free locker service, post-race showers, and many other services that we will announce on this web page in due course.

#ValenciaSpeaks

Can you imagine going out to train only to discover that your city is sending you messages, helping you to reach your goal? That is just what happens in the new advertisement for the Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon, in which buildings, streets, and monuments encourage you to turbo-boost your performance.

You were born to fly and Valencia Ciudad de Running has one of the world’s ten best marathons. Now is the moment to enter and start your training!

Rejoice for much more than 42,195 metres lies ahead! On the run-up to the race, you will draw strength and inspiration from Expo Deporte Valencia, probably the most amazing runners’ fair you have ever been to. Soon, the starting pistol will be fired and you will have a whole city focusing on just one thing — cheering you on, making your path to the world’s best Finishing Line a memory to treasure forever. As you run the race, you will see, hear, and feel Valencia’s spirited encouragement at over 200 support points, all of them helping you race to glory. Just to make things easier, you will see the city’s most iconic sights as you speed over the city’s ‘pancake-flat’ circuit.

See you on the 1st of December!

*Federative licence not included (5 euros)

Tips on refreshments

Tips on nutrition and liquid intake

The 39th Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon will be held on the 1st of December 2019. We want to make sure that you safely complete the trial.

To run in the Marathon and complete the 42-kilometre circuit, you must not only have followed the whole training plan and a healthy diet, you also need rest. In addition you should also take your nutrition and liquid intake needs into account during the race itself.

During the race, runners will find no fewer than nine points along the route serving liquid and food refreshments. They are sited at 5-kilometre intervals (plus an extra one at Kilometre 37.5), plus at two special points providing gels (at approx. kilometres 19 and 29.At all of the Valencia Marathon refreshment points, you can get sealed bottles of water (33 cl.) and beakers/bottles of Powerade – an isotonic drink(15 cl.).There will be a special liquid and solid refreshment point at the Finishing Line.

Nutritional Information for the race

Below, we provide nutritional information by unit so that a runner knows exactly how much carbohydrates he or she is consuming during the race. This information is much more important than you think.You will need to drink the right quantities during the race and right from the first refreshment point, as well as take in mineral salts and carbohydrates. It is vital that you do not miss out any of the refreshment points.You should reckon on an intake of between 30 and 60 grams of carbohydrates each hour.

  • Drink between 25 and 30 cl. of water at every refreshment point (if possible, little by little rather than all at once).
  • Remember that the Powerade at each refreshment point contains carbohydrates (approximately 8 grams for each ’slug’ in a beaker – roughly 15 cl.). This is in addition to any gel you take.
  • From the refreshment point at Kilometre 25 to the Finish, there will be fruit at each of this succeeding points — bananas, dried apricots, and apricots.
    • Bananas: One banana contains about 33 grams of carbohydrates. By the same token, a third of a banana contains 11 grams of carbohydrates.
    • Dried Apricots: 1 dried apricot (9 grams) contains 5 grams of carbohydrates
  • At kilometres 19 and 29, Enervit brand gels will be handed out. Each sachet (25 grams) contains 17.8 grams of carbohydrates.
  • In addition, there will be water, isotonic drinks, and fruit at the Finish to help runners recover.

Other recommendationsMineral salts are important to prevent dehydration. Enervit and Powerade gels contain these essential minerals but we also recommend you take an extra capsule of mineral salts for each hour of the race with at least 20 cl. of water (never just the capsule on its own).Caffeine boosts performance but taking more of it does not help. The equivalent of a coffee before starting the race and no more than two during the race will help you to be more active and perform better (those who do not tolerate caffeine well should be careful because it may cause diarrhoea).

Fernando Ortiz, National Athletics Trainer.

Fernando Ortiz, entrenador nacional de atletismo.

Organisation chart

València City Council

  • Management Committee Members
  • Trial strategy in the municipal sphere
  • Municipal facilities
  • Volunteers' Office
  • Permit management
  • Co-ordination of municipal services
  • Local Police
  • Institutional Relations
  • Activities promoting amateur sport

S.D. Correcaminos (running club)

  • Management Committee Members
  • Runners' Care Service
  • Sponsorship Management
  • Race organisation, logistics, and infrastructure
  • The Runners' Fair
  • Management of Volunteers
  • Planning, contracting and management of elite athletes
  • Budgetary management
  • Parallel activities
  • Support Programme
  • Medical Services
  • Security Plans
  • Health & Safety at Work
  • Relations with other marathons and sports institutions
  • Entries

Fundación Trinidad Alfonso

  • Management Committee Members
  • Trial Sponsors
  • Event promotion and support
  • General strategy for the event
  • Marketing & Communication Plans
  • National & International Sales Plans
  • Budgetary Sustainability
  • Public co-ordination, involvement, and awareness campaigns
  • Tourism packages & services
  • Image of events

Medical Tips

Medical tips so that you can safely and successfully run the Valencia Marathon

You will run in the Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon 2019 on the 1st of December and we want to make sure you safely complete the race. That is why we in the Marathon’s Medical Services encourage you to follow your training plan so that you leave nothing to chance on the big day.

You will run in the Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon 2019 on the 1st of December and we want to make sure you safely complete the race. That is why we in the Marathon’s Medical Services encourage you to follow your training plan so that you leave nothing to chance on the big day.

So far, you have only run kilometres to build muscle tone but from September onwards, you will start the special training for the Marathon itself. You will find different kinds of Marathon training on our web site so we will not go into detail here.The key thing is that you follow a plan drawn up by a professional coach and alternate strength-building exercises and long sessions with relaxing days and stretching so as to avoid injuries. Obviously, you need to keep up a training rhythm and stick to our suggested programmes. Above all, you need to be responsible and know what you are taking on so that you can safely run and finish the 42,195-metre race in Valencia Ciudad del Running. Leaving aside the training plans, we would like to give you some general tips now that you are starting special preparation for The Marathon. Follow them to make sure that your experience of the Valencia Marathon is one that you will cherish forever.

General Tips

1. Safety and Health are of paramount importance

We want you to be in tip-top health on the day of the race. With three months to go until the Marathon, now is a good time to go for a medical check-up if you have not already done so. Just like at work, where there are medical check-ups, it is important that you start your Marathon training in good health. Nutritional deficiencies, anaemia, changes to the body’s electrolyte balance, and so on can be picked up through simple analytic tests. If you have never had a medical check-up, now is the moment to consult a specialist, who will suggest the appropriate tests in your case.

If you are over 40 or suffer from certain chronic diseases (high blood pressure, Diabetes, Dyslipidemia, and so forth), it is vital that you tell your usual doctor about your plans to run the Marathon. We recommend you also have an annual check-up to make sure you are healthy enough to compete in the trial.

2. Training nutrition

What you eat and drink is directly linked to your performance. Three months before the Valencia Marathon, you will begin strenuous physical activity in the build-up for the race. This means following an appropriate diet.

Avoid alcohol, drugs, and other toxic substances.

Make breakfast your main meal.

Follow a varied diet based on carbohydrates and proteins.

Avoid saturated fats and instead eat unsaturated ones (such as those found in Olive Oil and in blue fish).

To sum up, follow a balanced, healthy diet.

3. Proper Hydration from Day One

It is a mistake to only drink enough water in the days shortly before the Marathon. In the same way that we need to follow a diet that meets our physical needs, we must also make sure that we drink enough.

The body has to get used to a higher intake of liquids.

It is also important to take advantage of the long running sessions to check our liquid-intake strategy for the race. As we said earlier, you cannot leave anything to chance.

4. Train responsibly

We cannot over-stress that running a Marathon calls for a great deal of preparation. Before beginning the special training in the three months before the race, you must already be able to run 20 kilometres in one go. If you have not yet reached this point, you should ask yourself whether you ought to run the Marathon some other time, when you have proved to yourself that you can easily run a race over half the distance.

In the first week of special training for the Marathon, you must not boost the number of kilometres you run by over 10% compared with those you ran in each of the previous few weeks.

Likewise, the rise in the number of kilometres run week-on-week should not exceed 10%. You should remember that the training programme is one whose intensity rises gradually over a three-month period.

The training programme has rest days and recovery days, especially after several days of intensive training. Over-training is counter-productive and only leads to injury.

This is the moment to put all your kit to the test. Running shoes, running shirt, gels, socks, or anything else that is new during the race can bring your efforts to naught. You have 3 months to thoroughly test everything you will need for the Marathon itself.

5. Listen to your body and take care of yourself

Always: Listen to your body: Stay healthy! Incorporate stretching sessions in your training for the Marathon. It is not just a question of strengthening your legs; simple squatting and abdominal exercises will strengthen your ‘core’ and beef up your buttocks, boosting your performance.

If you feel pain or do not feel well during these 3 months, it is important that you slow down or even stop for a couple of days. If this does not solve the problem, consult a doctor as soon as possible. You might think you are wasting time but you have everything to gain in the long run.

These simple tips can be summed up in two words: Common Sense. You are already halfway there if your training and lifestyle dovetail. Be sensible when it comes to your training for the race.

We want to see you in fine fettle on the 2nd of December in Valencia!

Dr. Luis Cort is the Chief Medical Officer for the Valencia Marathon.

Dr. Luis Cort is the Chief Medical Officer for the Valencia Marathon.

Training

TRAINING
PLANS

Note that these plans are for guidance only. Ideally, each runner will use the services of a professional trainer who knows each athlete’s circumstances and physical condition so that a tailor-made training programme can be drawn up.

TRAINING
GROUPS

Discover and sign up for the official training groups organised by Cárnicas Serrano to get you into tip-top shape for the race.

REFRESHMENTS AND
RECOMMENDATIONS

Do you know how much water to drink before, during, and after the Marathon? Enter and follow our tips.

RACE
TIPS

Enter and discover tips from experts in various fields to ensure you enjoy the Valecia Marathon to the fullest.

Training Plans

We are working on the new training plans so that you can achieve your goal on December 1st. 

Available soon

Download the training plans. Note that these plans are for guidance only. Ideally, each runner will use the services of a professional trainer who knows each athlete’s circumstances and physical condition so that a tailor-made training programme can be drawn up.

Estamos trabajando en los nuevos planes de entrenamiento para que cumplas tu objetivo el próximo 1 de diciembre. 

Disponibles próximamente.

Chinldren’s activities

With the arrival of the Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon, the gardens of The City of Arts and Sciences come to life with a host of children’s activities. These take place onthe morning of Saturday the 1st of December, lasting from 9:00 A.M. to Noon (12:00) in Paseo de la Alameda.

The sporting spirit that imbues the race is a golden opportunity to foster children’s activities. Here, youngsters play the leading part. Fundación MAPFRE and Juegos Deportivos Municipales (the Municipal Sports Board) organise these events, which foster healthy lifestyles and are of an educational nature.

In 2019, the following activities will be laid on:

  • Mini-Olympics run by the Municipal Sports Foundation.
  • MAPFRE Healthy Diet Workshop and Road Safety Circuit
  • Marathon at School — Infant Gala .
  • Activities run by EMT València (Public Transport Authority)
  • ’Bouncy Castle’ (in the shape of a bus measuring 9x4m.)
  • Activity Marquee:
    • Musical Theatre ‘La historia de Superbús y Superbusina’ (The Superbus Story)
    • Puppet Theatre: ‘Draco, el dragón curioso’ (The Curious Dragon)
    • Story-telling “El autobús rojo de la EMT’ (EMT’s Red Bus)
    • Inflatables for small children.

The Marathon at School

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The Marathon at School is an education initiative in which the city’s Infant and Junior schools take part in the weeks building up to the Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon. In the 2018 edition, 31 schools and over 10,100 children participated in the project.

For the third year in a row, schoolchildren took part in literary and drawing contests, races, team games, workshops, a mini-marathon, arts and crafts, making their own sports drinks, and using new technologies, among many other things.

Furthermore, the schools taking part were also eligible for super prizes covering the following:

  • Literary and drawing contests (by age group)
  • The school with the biggest support group in the Marathon held on the 2nd of December
  • The most original support stand for runners in the Marathon held on the 2nd of December
  • Best application of a project in a school (with video)

The youngest members of the family can also play and learn from home by using the maratonalcole.com web site.

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The Marathon at School is an education initiative in which the city’s Infant and Junior schools take part in the weeks building up to the Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon. In the 2018 edition, 31 schools and over 10,100 children participated in the project.

For the third year in a row, schoolchildren took part in literary and drawing contests, races, team games, workshops, a mini-marathon, arts and crafts, making their own sports drinks, and using new technologies, among many other things.

Furthermore, the schools taking part were also eligible for super prizes covering the following:

  • Literary and drawing contests (by age group)
  • The school with the biggest support group in the Marathon held on the 2nd of December
  • The most original support stand for runners in the Marathon held on the 2nd of December
  • Best application of a project in a school (with video)

The youngest members of the family can also play and learn from home by using the maratonalcole.com web site.

Discover more about this exciting project in the video presentation on The Marathon at School:

Breakfast Run

The Breakfast Run is held in parallel with the activities on the day before the Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon. Hundreds of athletes from all over the world use the run as a final test before taking part in the Marathon itself on Sunday.

The training session will be held on Saturday the 30th of November at 9 A.M. and is a gentle 30-45 minute jog. Some 2,000 runners will take part in the event, which will be held in Jardín del Turia (The Turia Gardens). The run will follow much of the Turia Gardens 5-kilometre circuit.

You can enter the Breakfast Run either online or in person.

  • The running bibs bought through the online form must be picked up on Friday the 30th of November at our stand at The Runners’ Fair (first floor of the Science Museum building) or on Saturday the 1st of December in the Start area.
  • Regarding purchases of running bibs in person, these can be made on Saturday the 1st of December in the Start area.

This non-competitive event serves as the last test before the Valencia Marathon and also showcases a wide variety of Valencian cuisine. Liquid refreshment will be provided at the end of the run (water, ‘Orxata’ (a drink made from sweetened Tiger Nuts), and fruit juice). There will also be solid refreshment (‘fartons’ (sweet sponge-cake), fruit, and savoury biscuits).

The Breakfast Run is held in parallel with the activities on the day before the Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon. Hundreds of athletes from all over the world use the run as a final test before taking part in the Marathon itself on Sunday.

The training session will be held on Saturday the 30th of November at 9 A.M. and is a gentle 30-45 minute jog. Some 2,000 runners will take part in the event, which will be held in Jardín del Turia (The Turia Gardens). The run will follow much of the Turia Gardens 5-kilometre circuit.

You can enter the Breakfast Run either online or in person.

  • The running bibs bought through the online form must be picked up on Friday the 30th of November at our stand at The Runners’ Fair (first floor of the Science Museum building) or on Saturday the 1st of December in the Start area.
  • Regarding purchases of running bibs in person, these can be made on Saturday the 1st of December in the Start area.

This non-competitive event serves as the last test before the Valencia Marathon and also showcases a wide variety of Valencian cuisine. Liquid refreshment will be provided at the end of the run (water, ‘Orxata’ (a drink made from sweetened Tiger Nuts), and fruit juice). There will also be solid refreshment (’fartons’ (sweet sponge-cake), fruit, and savoury biscuits).